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700 Club Interactive: God and Skating - Oct. 10, 2013

Skater Josh Harmony shares his story. Read Transcript


Gordon: A PRO SKATER

LIVING ON THE EDGE.

THERE WAS A LOT OF

DRINKING AND SMOKING.

I WAS CONSTANTLY HIGH.

Gordon: UNTIL ONE HIT

NEARLY TOOK HIS LIFE.

I STARTED TO SHAKE.

I STARTED TO LOSE CONTROL

OVER MY FEET AND MY LEGS,

AND THEN MY HANDS.

I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO

DIE.

Gordon: HIS STORY ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

DURING THE 1940s, THERE

WAS A SHORTAGE OF WAYS FOR

CALIFORNIAN SURFERS, SO WITH

THE HELP OF A FEW WOODEN

BOXES AND SOME ROLLERSKATE

WHEELS, SKATEBOARDING WAS

BORN.

Terry: FROM THE "X"

GAMES TO VIDEO GAMES,

SKATING HAS BECOME A

CULTURAL PHENOMENON, MAKING

CELEBRITIES OUT OF MEN LIKE

JOSH HARMODY.

I WAS IN MY FRONT YARD,

AND THIS KID COMES UP AND

DOES A 360 KICK, AND I WAS,

LIKE, WHAT IS THAT?

I BOUGHT SKATE VIDEOS AND A

SKATEBOARD, AND ME AND A FEW

KIDS ON THE BLOCK WERE JUST

SKATING ALL OF THE TIME.

JUST CRUISING AROUND TO

DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOLS, THIS

IS BEFORE SKATE PARKS.

I GOT REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT

IT RIGHT AWAY.

THERE WAS A LOT OF DRINKING

AND SMOKING WEED.

I KIND OF GOT CAUGHT UP IN

IT.

I JUST STARTED SEEING

CONTESTS AND FILMING IN THE

STREETS ALL THE TIME.

AND MADE A "SPONSOR ME"

VIDEO, AND THEY CALLED ME

BACK AND SAID, WE LOVE YOUR

VIDEO.

AND THEY STARTED SENDING ME

BOX OF BOARDS, AND THEY PUT

ME ON A TEAM.

AND WE STARTED TRAVELLING

THE WORLD, AND THAT

WAS, LIKE, A DREAM COME

TRUE.

I MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT, A

TYPICAL SKATE PARTY HOUSE.

WE WERE PARTYING AND

EXPERIMENTING WITH MUSHROOMS

AND SMOKING WEED ALL DAY.

EVERY DAY.

I WAS CONSTANTLY HIGH.

I GUESS I HAD A REALLY

CASUAL VIEW OF GOD.

LIVING THERE, I WOULD READ

THE BIBLE JUST BECAUSE I

WANTED TO HAVE HOPE.

BUT THERE WERE THINGS THAT I

WOULD READ IN THERE THAT

WERE OBVIOUSLY IN CONFLICT

WITH THE LIFESTYLE THAT I

WAS LIVING.

AND SKATEBOARDING WAS KIND

OF MY GOD.

IN REALITY.

BUT THIS ONE NIGHT I WAS AT

A PARTY, AND WE WERE ALL

SMOKING WEED, AND SOMEBODY

PUT COCAINE IN THE WEED THAT

WE WERE SMOKING, AND IT

REALLY AFFECTED ME

NEGATIVELY.

I STARTED TO SHAKE, AND I

FELT OUT OF CONTROL.

AND I WENT OUT TO MY CAR.

I WAS JUST SITTING THERE

SHAKING, TRYING TO GET IN

THE CAR, BUT I COULDN'T

BECAUSE IT WAS LOCKED.

SO I JUST, LIKE, LAID ON THE

GROUND.

I STARTED TO LOSE CONTROL

OVER MY FEET AND MY LEGS.

AND THEN MY HANDS.

AND MY FRIEND CAME UP AND

FOUND ME AND DROVE ME BACK

TO THE APARTMENT.

MY HEART WAS BEATING A

MILLION MILES AN HOUR.

I WENT IN MY ROOM AND SPENT

THE LONGEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE

IN THERE, JUST PRAYING.

I JUST REALLY FELT LIKE

THINGS THAT SPIRALLED OUT OF

CONTROL.

AND THEN IT STARTED TO GET

WORSE AND WORSE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO

DIE AND GO TO HELL.

I REMEMBER PRAYING AND, YOU

KNOW, SAYING, GOD, FORGIVE

ME.

PLEASE DON'T LET ME DIE.

AFTER THE LONGEST NIGHT OF

MY LIFE, I WOKE UP,

THANKFUL, BUT I FELT THE

WEIGHT OF MY SIN AND MY PAST

WAS SO HEAVY AND REAL TO

ME.

SO I DROVE TO MY DAD'S HOUSE

AND I WENT TO MY DAD AND I

SAID, THIS IS THE KIND OF

LIFESTYLE THAT I'M LIVING.

WILL YOU FORGIVE ME AND WILL

YOU HELP ME GET RIGHT WITH

GOD?

AND HE SAID, OF COURSE.

JUST ASK JESUS TO FORGIVE

YOU.

IN MY HEAD, GETTING BAPTIZED

IN THE POOL IN THE BACKYARD

WAS THE ANYONE.

SO HE TOOK ME IN THE BACK OF

THE HOUSE AND BAPTIZED ME IN

THE POOL.

AND I GOT OUT AND WENT INTO

MY ROOM.

AND WHEN I WAS IN MY ROOM, I

PRAYED.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY

LIFE, I REALLY MEANT IT.

AND I SAID, GOD, I'LL DO

WHATEVER YOU WANT ME TO.

I'LL QUIT SKATING, WHATEVER

IT COSTS, JUST GET ME AWAY

FROM THIS SIN I FEEL OVER MY

HEART AND OVER MY LIFE, THAT

I CAN'T CAST IT OFF.

I SAID, FORGIVE ME.

I WANT TO BE FORGIVEN.

AND IN THAT MOMENT, I FELT

THE HOLY SPIRIT ENTER THE

ROOM, AND IT WAS THE

STRANGEST EXPERIENCE BECAUSE

I FELT THIS OVERWHELMING

POWER OF LOVE AND GRACE, AND

THIS PRESENCE OF GRACE I HAD

NEVER FELT BEFORE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS BEING

EMBRACED, AND I HEARD THE

WORDS, I LOVE YOU AND I

FORGIVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU AND I FORGIVE

YOU.

MY SOUL HAD CHANGED.

SKATEBOARDING IS ITS OWN

DEAL.

IF YOU'RE COMING FROM THE

OUTSIDE AND TRYING TO

INFLUENCE IT, IT'S NEVER

GOING TO HAPPEN.

MY FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE IS

GALATIANS 110: "DO I NOW

SEEK TO WIN THE APPROVAL OR

OF GOD?"

IF YOU'RE CONSTANTLY CHASING

THE APPROVAL OF PEOPLE,

YOU'RE, ONE, NOT A SERVANT

OF CHRIST.

AND, TWO, YOU'RE JUST

CONSTANTLY GOING TO BE

STRIVING FOR PEOPLE TO LIKE

YOU AND ACCEPT YOU.

I'M GLAD THAT I GOT SERIOUS

ABOUT GOD, AND THEN I GOT

BORN AGAIN AFTER I WAS

RUNNING FOR TONY MACHINE AND

AFTER BEING SPONSORED

BECAUSE IT GIVES ME A UNIQUE

POSITION TO BE A LIGHT IN A

CULTURE THAT IS PRETTY

DARK.

I LOVE ALL OF THOSE GUYS.

AND THERE HAS BEEN AWESOME

OPPORTUNITIES AND AWESOME

THINGS HAVE HAPPENED IN

SHARING WITH THEM.

I'VE HAD VARIOUS DIFFERENT

FRIENDS GO THROUGH SOME

PRETTY HARD TIMES AND ASK ME

FOR PRAYER.

AND THESE ARE THE SAME

PEOPLE THAT USED TO MAKE FUN

OF ME FOR BEING A

CHRISTIAN.

I'M SO THANKFUL TO BE ABLE

TO DO WHAT I LOVE FOR A

LIVING, SKATEBOARDING AND

PLAYING MUSIC.

AND TO HAVE A FAMILY, MY

WIFE AND TWO BOYS -- I'M SO

THANKFUL FOR THEM.

I'M SO THANKFUL THAT THE

LORD IS USING ME IN ALL OF

THOSE WAYS.

Gordon: AND THE LORD

CAN USE YOU, TOO.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

THE SAME THING JOSHUA DID.

JUST ASK JESUS FOR

FORGIVENESS.

AND THEN THERE IS ANOTHER

STEP, WHERE YOU HAVE TO

TURN.

WHERE YOU SAY, I NO LONGER

WANT TO BE OF THIS WORLD.

AND THE WORLD WANTS TO BRING

YOU BACK INTO IT.

THIS IS NOT A ONE-TIME

THING.

IT'S SORT OF A CONTINUAL

THING AS YOU WALK WITH JESUS

THROUGH YOUR LIFE.

YOU'RE CONSTANTLY SAYING,

WHO'S APPROVAL AM I LOOKING

FOR?

AM I LOOKING FOR GOD'S

APPROVAL, OR AM I LOOKING

FOR MAN'S APPROVAL?

BECAUSE IF YOU GET CAUGHT

LOOKING FOR MAN'S APPROVAL,

AND YOU GET CAUGHT UP IN

THAT, THAT'S A NEVER-ENDING

GAME.

AND YOU'RE ALWAYS WONDERING,

ARE YOU MAKING IT?

ARE YOU FITTING IN?

ARE YOU MEASURING UP?

BUT IF YOU LOOK FOR GOD'S

APPROVAL, THEN IT GETS VERY

SIMPLE BECAUSE YOU JUST

THROW YOURSELF INTO HIS

LOVE, AND HIS LOVE NEVER

FAILS.

AND IT WON'T FAIL YOU.

AND IF YOU JUST SURRENDER TO

THAT, AND SURRENDER TO HOW

HE WANTS TO MOLD YOU, GROW

YOU, WELL, THEN THINGS GET

DIFFERENT.

AND FROM YOUR INNER MOST

BEING YOU START TO CHANGE.

WHERE THE OLD THINGS YOU

LIKED TO DO, YOU NO LONGER

WANT TO DO, AND YOU WANT TO

DO IT GOD'S WAY AND WITH HIS

HELP.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF THIS

IS WHAT YOU WANT, DO THE

SAME THING JOSH DID.

MAKE A PHONE CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

AND JUST SAY, I NEED TO

GETRID GET RIGHT WITH GOD.

THERE ARE SOME THINGS I'VE

BEEN DOING THAT I NEED TO

GET RID OF.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN

YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU THAT

GOD LOVES YOU AND HE WANTS

TO TURN YOU AROUND.

HE WANTS TO CHANGE YOUR

LIFE.

IF YOU HAVE THINGS YOU NEED

TO CONFESS, YOU DON'T NEED

TO LEAVE YOUR NAME OR ANY

INFORMATION, JUST TELL US

AND GET IT OFF YOUR

CONSCIENCE.

GET THAT BURDEN OFF YOUR

SHOULDERS SO THAT YOU CAN

WALK FREE OF IT.

AND THEN, AGAIN, DO WHAT

JOSH DID.

GO THROUGH WATER BAPTISM.

IT IS A SYMBOL OF HOW YOU'RE

DEAD TO YOUR OLD LIFE AND

YOU WANT TO BE RAISED ANEW,

TO LIVE A LIFE WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

THAT WILL REQUIRE YOU TO GET

WITH A LOCAL CHURCH AND ASK

THE PASTOR TO DO THAT.

BUT START WITH THAT PHONE

CALL.

MAKE IT NOW.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, IN THE

MIDDLE OF ONE FATHER'S MOST

DIFFICULT TIME, HE DISCOVERS

LIFE'S GREATEST GIFT, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WHEN NELSON'S

BUSINESS TOOK A HIT, HE AND

HIS WIFE WENT THROUGH THEIR

SAVINGS, AND NELSON HAD TO

GET A SECOND JOB.

THEN ONE DAY HE TOOK A

DETOUR, AND WHAT HAPPENED

NEXT SAVED HIS COMPANY.

TO ME, NOTHING WAS

IMPORTANT ANYMORE.

NOTHING MEANT ANYTHING TO

ME, EXCEPT MY LITTLE GIRL.

Reporter: NELSON AND

BEVERLY'S WORLD WAS TURNED

UP SIDE DOWN WHEN THEIR

3-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH A CONDITION

THAT REQUIRED OPEN-HEART

SURGERY.

TO TELL YOU THAT IT WAS

VERY DIFFICULT WOULDN'T PUT

IT INTO WORDS.

Reporter: NELSON OWNS

HIS OWN BUSINESS INSTALLING

FENCES, BUT BETWEEN SPENDING

TIME AT DOCTORS' OFFICES AND

WORRYING ABOUT HIS DAUGHTER,

HE HAD TROUBLE FOCUSING ON

WORK.

NELSON WAS FALLING APART,

AND THE BUSINESS STARTED TO

STRUGGLE.

HE WAS JUST TREMENDOUSLY

STRESSED OUT.

Reporter: NELSON AND

BEVERLY PRAYED FOR A

SUCCESSFUL SURGERY AND A

QUICK RECOVERY FOR THEIR

DAUGHTER.

WHEN THE DAUGHTER CAME

OUT AND SAID EVERYTHING CAME

OUT PERFECT, I JUST THANKED

GOD.

IT WAS AN AMAZING TIME.

Reporter: NELSON'S

BUSINESS DIDN'T RECOVER AS

QUICKLY AS THEIR DAUGHTER

DID.

THE COUPLE WENT THROUGH

THEIR SAVINGS, AND NELSON

TOOK ON ADDITIONAL WORK,

SELLING CARS.

EVEN THROUGH THE DARKEST

TIMES OF MY LIFE, I STILL

PRAISED GOD.

I HAD SOME SORT OF INCOME

COMING IN.

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS VERY

LITTLE, I STILL THANKED HIM

FOR THAT.

Reporter: ONE DAY

NELSON WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

HE WAS TALKING ABOUT A

COUPLE THAT HAD A DAUGHTER

IN CHINA, AND SHE NEEDED

HEART SURGERY.

SO THIS FAMILY DIDN'T HAVE

THE MONEY.

AND "THE 700 CLUB" PAID FOR

THE ENTIRE SURGERY.

THIS LIFE-THREATENING

PROBLEM.

SO OBVIOUSLY, THAT WAS VERY

NEAR AND DEAR TO ME.

Reporter: NELSON WAS

ALREADY A TITHER, AND EVEN

THOUGH THEY WERE STRUGGLING

FINANCIAFINANCIALLY, HE

DECIDED TO BECOME A "700

CLUB" PARTNER.

HOW AWESOME WOULD IT BE

THAT MY FEW DOLLARS THAT I'M

GIVING CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE

CAUSE THAT SAVED THAT LITTLE

GIRL.

SO I'M ALL IN.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER HE WAS DRIVING HOME

FROM WORK.

I FELT THE HOLY SPIRIT AT

THAT TIME PROMPT ME TO GET

OFF ON THIS EXIT.

AND THEN I LOOKED OVER TO MY

RIGHT, AND THERE WAS THIS

BIG CONSTRUCTION SITE.

AND I REALLY FELT THE HOLY

SPIRIT TELL ME, JUST PULL IN

THERE.

Reporter: NELSON

INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO THE

PROJECT MANAGER AND OFFERED

HIS SERVICES.

HE SAYS, YEAH, WE'RE

LOOKING TO GET A FENCE

DONE.

HOW ABOUT YOU GIVING ME A

QUOTE.

IT TURNED OUT TO BE OUR

BIGGEST PROJECT IN THE

HISTORY OF MY COMPANY.

Reporter: THE JOB

PRODUCED MORE THAN $100,000

AND BROUGHT THE TORONZO'S

FINANCES BACK ON TRACK.

TODAY BUSINESS IS GOING

GREAT.

MALACHI HE SAYS JUST

TRUST ME AND TITHE.

I'LL MAKE YOUR STOREHOUSE

OVERFLOW.

I'LL ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY

THAT GOING THROUGH A

FINANCIAL CHALLENGE IN THEIR

LIFE, TO GIVE WITH YOUR

HEART.

GIVE WITH A CHEERFUL HEART.

WHEN YOU'RE FAITHFUL, HE

GIVES BACK MORE THAN YOU

COULD EVER IMAGINE.

Gordon: HE WILL.

THE VERSE FROM MALACHI:

"PROVE ME NOW IN THIS IF I

WILL NOT OPEN FOR YOU THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND POUR

OUT A BLESSING THAT YOU

CAN'T CONTAIN."

IF YOU'D LIKE TO TRY THIS,

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SAY, OKAY,

IF THIS IS TRUE, IF GOD

REALLY DOES HONOR THIS, AND

HE REALLY WILL OPEN THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN FOR ME,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-888-777-1999.

AND JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

HELP OTHER PEOPLE.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING CBN IS DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

"OPERATION BLESSING."

I WANT TO BE A PART OF LIFE

CHANGING SURGERIES, LIKE YOU

JUST SAW IN THAT SEGMENT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

PREACHING THE GOSPEL AROUND

THE WORLD.

WE HAVE 15 PRODUCTION

CENTERS LOCATED

STRATEGICALLY LIKE, LIKE

INDIA, INDONESIA,

LATIN-AMERICA, WHERE WE

TRAIN PEOPLE HOW TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL ON TELEVISION, IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

ALL OF THAT, JUST GIVE US A

CALL AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY, AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE WORLD.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US RIGHT

NOW, OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

INTERNET, YOU AUTOMATICALLY

SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, WE WILL

SEND, AS OUR GIFT TO YOU,

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s

CALLED "POWER FOR LIFE."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, AN

11-YEAR-OLD GIRL WANDERS OFF

AND DOESN'T RETURN HOME.

ABOUT 20 MINUTES, 30

MINUTES, AND I STEPPED

OUTSIDE THE DOOR AND WAITED

FOR HER TO CIRCLE AROUND AND

COME BACK IN.

WHEN SHE DIDN'T DO THAT,

THAT'S WHEN I GOT IN THE CAR

TO COME LOOK FOR HER.

Terry: SEE HOW SHE WAS

SUPER NATURALLY RESCUED,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: WE WANT TO SHOW

YOU WHAT PRAYER DID FOR ONE

FAMILY IN FLORIDA AFTER

THEIR DAUGHTER GOT LOST AND

WANDERED SEVERAL MILES FROM

HOME.

FOR DAYS SEARCH-AND-RESCUE

TEAMS LOOKED BUT COULDN'T

FIND A TRACE OF THE MISSING

GIRL.

THEY HAD NO LEADS UNTIL A

MEMBER OF HER CHURCH HEARD A

VOICE FROM ABOVE.

Reporter: ON THE

MORNING OF APRIL 10th,

2010, 11-YEAR-OLD NADIA

BLOOM HOPPED ON HER BIKE AND

SPEAD OFF TOWARDS THE WOODED

AREA AT THE END OF HER

SUBDIVISION TO TAKE SOME

PICTURES OF NATURE, BUT SHE

DIDN'T RETURN.

ABOUT 20 MINUTE, 30

MINUTES, I STEPPED OUTSIDE

THE DOOR WAITING FOR HER TO

CIRCLE AROUND AND COME IN,

BUT WHEN SHE DIDN'T DO THAT,

I GOT IN THE CAR TO GO LOOK

FOR HER.

Reporter: SHE WAS

ESPECIALLY CONCERNED BECAUSE

THE AREA IS RIPE WITH

ALLIGATORS AND OTHER

PREDATORS.

I DROVE TOWARDS THE POND

FIRST.

AND I SAW HER BIKE IN THE

CUL-DE-SAC, AND HER BIKE WAS

PARKED NEATLY, RIGHT BY THE

POND, WITH HER HELMET ON THE

HANDLEBARS.

Reporter: TONYA WENT

LOOKING FOR HER DAUGHTER IN

THE DENSE THICK KEET NEAR

THE POND.

WHEN SHE COULDN'T FIND HER,

SHE CALLED 9-1-1.

THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES SET UP

A MASSIVE SEARCH OPERATION.

IT IS A SURREAL MOMENT.

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS

HAPPENING.

WHERE IS SHE?

Reporter: SOON, NIGHT

BEGAN TO FALL, AND STILL NO

SIGN OF NADIA.

EVERYTHING YOU BELIEVE IN

GOD IS GOING TO BE TESTED.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION,

IS HE WHO HE SAID HE WAS?

AND WE CHOSE TO BELIEVE

THAT, NO MATTER WHAT.

Reporter: THE BLOOM'S

PASTOR GATHERED PEOPLE TO

PRAY.

IT WAS A VERY OPEN,

HONEST NIGHT OF PEOPLE JUST

CALLING FOR GOD, SAYING GOD,

PLEASE INTERVENE.

THIS IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL

AND WE REALLY NEED YOU.

Reporter: THE SEARCH

CONTINUED FOR SEVERAL DAYS,

AND NADIA'S STORY GAINED

NATIONAL ATTENTION.

INVESTIGATORS WORK

THROUGH THE NIGHT TRYING TO

FIND 11-YEAR-OLD NADIA BLOOM

IN THE DENSE WOODS NEAR HER

HOME.

AS TIME WENT ON, THE

OTHER ALTERNATIVES TO HER

BEING FOUND START TO BECOME

MORE OF A REALITY.

AND YOU START TRYING TO COME

TO TERMS WITH THOSE OTHER

EVENTS HAPPENING.

THERE WERE TIMES WHERE I

WOULD HAVE HOPE.

AND THERE WOULD BE TIMES

WHERE, AS HE SAID, SHE COULD

HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY

SOMEBODY.

AND THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER

AVENUE IF SOMEONE TOOK HER,

WHAT COULD BE HAPPENING TO

HER.

Reporter: ALL THE

WHILE, THE TOWNS PEOPLE

CONTINUED THEIR OUTPOURING

OF SUPPORT.

THE SCHOOL SENT HOME

LETTERS, AND A CHILD SAID,

HOPE WILL BRING HER HOME.

I STARTED WEEPING, BUT,

AGAIN, THAT RESTORED THE

HOPE, FROM THIS LITTLE KID.

ONE THE PRAYERS THAT I

HAD WHEN I PRAYED, AND IT

WAS ALMOST CONSTANT, THAT

WHATEVER HAPPENED, GOD WOULD

BE GLORIFIED THROUGH THESE

EVENTS.

Reporter: FOR DAYS

PASSED, AND STILL

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE TEAMS CAME

UP EMPTYHANDED.

THEN THERE WAS A LEAD.

BUT IT DIDN'T COME FROM A

SEARCH PARTY OR HELICOPTER.

JAMES KING, A MEMBER OF THE

BLOOM'S CHURCH, SAYS GOD

TOLD HIM WHERE TO LOOK FOR

NADIA.

HE LATER GAVE HIS ACCOUNT TO

CBN NEWS.

IT WAS A STILL, SMALL

VOICE.

BUT HE LED ME IN DIFFERENT

CASES, TELLING ME, YES, GO

THIS WAY.

DON'T GO THAT WAY.

Reporter: THAT

AFTERNOON JAMES MADE A CALL

TO 9-1-1, WITH NEWS THAT THE

BLOOM FAMILY AND THE TOWN OF

WINTER SPRINGS HAD BEEN

WAITING FOUR DAYS TO HERE.

9-1-1, WHAT IS THE

EMERGENCY?

I'VE GOT HER.

I'VE GOT NADIA.

I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

SWAMP.

TO GO FROM THAT DEPTH OF

EMOTION, AND GO TO THAT

EXHILARATION IN THE SPAN OF

A FEW SECONDS IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

I RAN INTO THE BEDROOM AND I

ALMOST BROKE DOWN THE DOOR

TO TELL TANYA.

AND THE WHOLE HOUSE

ERUPTED.

IT WAS JUST AWESOME.

Reporter: THE PEOPLE IN

THE BLOOM'S NEIGHBORHOOD

THREW NADIA A WELCOME HOME

PARTY.

JEFF SAID HIS PRAYER THAT

GOD WOULD BE GLORIFIED WAS

ANSWERED.

THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD THAT SENT US

LETTERS AND E-MAILS PRAYING

FOR NADIA.

I HAD PEOPLE WHO E-MAILED ME

WHO DIDN'T HAVE FAITH.

THEY WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW, I

DON'T BELIEVE, BUT THIS IS

AS CLOSE TO A MIRACLE AS,

YOU KNOW, I'VE EVER SEEN.

Reporter: SOME OF THE

DETAILS OF THE ORDEAL ARE

ALREADY STARTING TO FADE FOR

NADIA.

BUT SHE'LL NEVER FORGET

THERE IS A GOD WHO STILL

DOES MIRACLES TODAY.

IT WAS VERY MIRACULOUS.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS

LITTLE, I QUESTIONED IF GOD

WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR US.

BUT HE DOES THAT.

I MEAN, REALLY.

NO MATTER HOW SCARY IT

IS, YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR

TRUST IN HIM.

Terry: SOMETIMES IT IS

REALLY HARD TO DO THAT,

ISN'T IT, IN THE DARKEST OF

TIMES?

AND WHEN EVERYTHING AROUND

YOU DOESN'T LOOK LIKE GOD IS

THERE, LOOK LIKE HE IS

HEARING YOU.

AND YET IN THE MIDST OF

THAT, GOD PLANTS US IN A

FAMILY OF GOD, TO SUPPORT

EACH OTHER, TO LOVE EACH

OTHER, TO PRAY FOR EACH

OTHER.

SO THAT JUST LIKE THAT MAN

IN THE CHURCH AND MANY OF

THEIR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS

DID, THEY CAME ALONGSIDE OF

EACH OTHER AND HELD EACH

OTHER UP IN PRAYER.

WHAT AN AMAZING STORY.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, WE'RE

GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU.

WE'VE GOT SOME PRAYER CHATS

THAT HAVE COME IN.

ROMALIN SAYS, "PRAY FOR MY

POLY CYSTIC OVERARY.

I REAL THE WANT A BABY."

AND THIS COMES IN FROM

RACHEL, "I'M HAVING NON-STOP

SEIZURES AND I SUFFER WITH

ANXIETY.

PLEASE CAN YOU PRAY FOR

PEACE FOR ME."

WE'LL DO THAT, RACHEL, AND

ROMALIN, WE'LL DO THAT FOR

YOU.

LET'S CREATE A GREAT CIRCLE

OF PRAYER WHERE WE BELIEVE,

JUST LIKE A GREAT CIRCLE OF

PRAYER WAS IN THAT STORY WE

JUST WATCHED, AND GOD

ANSWERED IT, AND THAT LITTLE

GIRL WAS RESCUED.

HE WANTS TO RESCUE HIS

CHILDREN.

HE WANTS TO HEAL THIS

CHILDREN.

WHY?

FOR HIS NAMESAKE.

AND ONE OF HIS NAMES IS

HEALER.

HE WANTS TO DO THAT.

AND LET'S HONOR HIS NAME.

AND FOR HIS NAMESAKE, LET'S

PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE NEEDS

OF THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND FOR ROMALIN, WHO WANTS

TO HAVE A BABY, LORD, WE

JUST SPEAK OVER HER THE

POWER TO GIVE LIFE, THE

POWER TO CONCEIVE AND BRING

TO FULL TERM.

WE COME AGAINST THESE CYSTS

NOW IN JESUS' NAME, AND WE

SAY BE GONE.

AND ALL OF THAT PAIN, THAT

DISCOMFORT, LEAVE HER NOW.

AND WE JUST ASK THAT SHE

WOULD REST IN YOUR LOVE

NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AND FOR RACHEL, SEIZURES

STOP NOW IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

ALL THE DISTURBANCE IN YOUR

MIND AND IN YOUR BRAIN LEAVE

NOW.

AND LET THE PERFECT PEACE

GUARD YOUR HEART AND YOUR

MIND NOW.

THE PEACE OF GOD COME TO

HER.

AND FILL HER TO

OVERFLOWING.

TERRY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Terry: RACHEL, I JUST

BELIEVE GOD IS DOING THAT

FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

THAT YOU'RE JUST GOING TO

FEEL A -- LIKE A DEEP, DEEP

EXHALE IN YOUR BODY THAT IS

JUST GOING TO TAKE YOU TO A

PLACE OF RESTING IN HIM.

AND WE JUST DECLARE THAT THE

ELECTRICAL IMPULSES IN YOUR

BRAIN AND THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY WILL JUST REST NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH A CURVATURE OF

THE SPINE THAT IS NOT FROM

SORT OF THE NORMAL WAY YOU

GET A CURVATURE.

YOU WERE INVOLVED IN AN

ACCIDENT, AND YOUR SPINE IS

JUST OUT OF ALIGNMENT, AND

GOD IS ABLE TO RESTORE IT

NOW.

HE IS ABLE TO LITERALLY SNAP

THINGS BACK INTO PLACE.

AND IN JESUS' NAME, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

LORD, WE THANK YOU, FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER.

YOU ARE THE RESTORER.

YOU ARE THE PROVIDER.

AND FOR YOUR NAMESAKE, YOU

DO THESE THINGS.

AND FOR YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR

CHILDREN.

SO WE JUST REST IN THAT.

FOR YOUR LOVE NEVER FAILS.

THANK YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOD REPORT.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER, IT'S

OUR HONOR, IT'S OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

SO JUST GIVE US A CALL.

WE'D BE GLAD TO.

WELL, WE'VE GOT SOME E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

JOE WRITES IN, "I WAS BORN

DEAF AND WITH A DEFORMED

HAND.

IS IT REALISTIC TO THINK, OR

EVEN PRAY, THAT GOD WOULD

HEAL ME?

I WANT THAT MORE THAN

ANYTHING, BUT I DON'T KNOW

IF I HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO

BELIEVE IT.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME."

WELL, JOE, THINK ABOUT THIS,

IS IT REALISTIC TO THINK

THAT SOMEBODY COULD BE

RAISED FROM THE DEAD?

AND THE NATURAL ANSWER IS

NO, IT'S NOT REALISTIC.

BUT IT HAPPENED.

JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD.

LAZARUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD.

THREE DAYS DEAD.

HIS SISTER SAID, NO, LORD, I

DON'T WANT TO ROLL AWAY THE

STONE.

HE SMELLS.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE GOOD.

BUT AGAINST ALL OF THAT, IT

HAPPENED.

AND THAT SAME RESURRECTION

POWER IS IN YOU WHEN YOU

HAVE JESUS IN YOU.

THAT SAME RESURRECTION POWER

IS IN YOU.

I WANT YOU TO FOCUS ON A

PARTICULAR CHAPTER IN THE

BIBLE, JOHN 9.

AND HERE WAS A MAN BORN

BLIND.

AND THE DISCIPLES TOOK HIM

TO JESUS TO ASK A THEOLOGIC

AL QUESTION.

WHO'S SIN CAUSED THIS?

IS IT THE SIN OF HIM?

HE WASN'T EVEN BORN YET.

OR WAS IT THE SIN OF HIS

PARENTS?

AND IF IT IS THE SIN OF HIS

PARENTS, WHY IS IT BEING

TAKEN OUT ON THEIR SON.

THEY WERE ASKING A

THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS.

AND I LOVE JESUS' ANSWER.

THIS HAPPENED SO THAT THE

GLORY OF THE LORD WOULD BE

REVEALED.

START THINKING ABOUT THAT,

JOE.

START THINKING ABOUT IN YOUR

OWN LIFE, HOW CAN THE GLORY

OF THE LORD BE REVEALED IN

YOU?

NOW, OBVIOUSLY, THAT CAN

HAPPEN WITH HEALING.

I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHERE THEY

WERE BORN WITH THINGS AND

THEY DIDN'T GET HEALED

AMERICAN STOC HEALED, AND

THEY HAD PLENTY OF FAITH.

THEY WERE GOING OUT

PREACHING, THEY HAD SO MUCH

FAITH.

THEY WANTED TO TELL THE

WORLD HOW MUCH GOD LOVED

THEM.

SO LOOK AT IT THAT WAY, HOW

CAN THE GLORY OF THE LORD BE

REVEALED IN ME.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU'LL SEE

SOME WONDERFUL THINGS

HAPPEN.

JUST START REJOICING.

DON'T BE -- COME TO GOD WITH

THANKSGIVING.

I KNOW THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT

FOR YOU, BUT START REJOICING

AND SEE THE GLORY.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM EPHESIANS 2: "FOR

WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP,

CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS FOR

GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD

PREPARED BEFOREHAND THAT WE

SHOULD WALK IN THEM."

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